E8 4PH London refers to the postcode in an area known as Broadway Market in London's East End. In about 2004 I noticed the market changing. There was considerable real estate development of abandoned buildings, and as new shops moved in, new faces came. The rapid “regeneration” of the area meant that many long-standing members of the local community were unable to benefit from or participate in many of the new developments. This series aimed to create an inclusive, participatory and representative picture of this rapidly changing community. In February 2006, I set up a ‘photo booth” on the Saturday market day to document the people who live, work in, or visit the area. I also approached people in the streets, shops and parks of the area. To date this venture has documented over 500 people.
Rupert Selby, Native, Owner of Off Broadway Bar & The Pond Dalston